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Mobile Marketing Instructor talks about new technologies in marketing class.

Fresh, local foods back on the Square at Farmers Market. »9

WolfPack baseball remains unbeaten in conference. »13

Kristin Uttech says she enjoys giving students a chance to experiment with new products like Google Glass. »3

Regional plan up for vote

Celebrating Earth Day at Watertown, Fort Atkinson CLARION STAFF REPORT The Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses recently held crafting events to celebrate Earth Day. Despite the unseasonably chilly weather, students enjoyed making various kinds of earth-friendly crafts and having lunch with their peers. More than 68 students and staff participated in the festivities in one way or another. Students painted pots and adorned them with mosaic tiles. Once the pots were complete, flowers were planted inside of them. Students were able to take them home along with homemade bird feeders made out of recycled water bottles and wooden spoons. The students also made an earth craft with coffee filters and markers. Lastly, students and staff were able to take home a tree seedling to plant in their own environment and watch it grow. At the Watertown event, which took place on Earth Day, the students even planted a tree on campus. At the Fort Atkinson campus, a group of GED students asked if they could participate. Since there were enough supplies, event facilitators offered to let them make crafts. “You would have thought that it was like Christmas morning. They were so excited!” Eastern Region Program specialist Johanna Hewitt said. Hewitt explained that these kinds of experiences were clearly rare in these student’s lives and she enjoyed being able to see them interact with the ambassadors on campus.

Referendum about funding source for regional activities BETSY OSTERBERGER News Editor


Students at Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses celebrate Earth Day by painting flower pots, making bird feeders, and other nature friendly crafts.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) has approved holding a referendum to let regional campus students decide whether or not they will pay an extra $3.25 per credit hour to gain access to campus events and activities. Revenue from this fee would support student activities and additional services at the regional campuses similar to those currently available on Madison campuses. While students at the Madison campuses already pay this kind of fee, regional students have never been charged because the services were not available to them. If approved, their fee would be at a lower rate than Madison students’ because there are still services to which they would not have access (i.e. fitness centers, shuttle services, etc.). For the past year, funds provided by the Student Activities Board have supported these services at the Watertown, Fort Atkinson and Reedsburg campuses in a pilot program. The piloting campuses have held family events, job fairs, casino events, Earth Day events and many other activities to increase student engagement on campus. If the referendum is passed, they will also see more Senate and Phi Theta Kappa representation on those campuses. “In the future, we would like to see more bridging the gap between groups in the regions and groups in Madison,” said » SEE REGIONAL PAGE 5

3 courses offered to help riders learn safe motorcycle driving KEN XIONG Business Director Wisconsin is the birthplace Harley Davidson Motorcycle and seeing a motorcycle on its road is a sight that we’re all familiar with. Over the past 10 years in Wisconsin, 36 percent of motorcycle fatalities occurred with riders that did not complete the safety training or skills test necessary to receive a valid motorcycle license. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote an article on this problem earlier this month. Two of the worst years for motorcycle fatalities where 2007 with 47 percent and 2012

with 43 percent, according to the article. One of the easiest ways to break into the sport, more safely, is to take a safety course. Meredith Jarvis, a student currently in the basic safety course, highly recommends it. “It’s a lot of hours, a lot of people in the same level as you so it’s really easy cause it’s a good environment, and it take the nervousness away,” said Jarvis. The hardest thing to pick up in the class was the tight turns. She does plan on purchasing a bike after the course and taking the advance course after a little bit of practicing on her own. JOSH ZYTKIEWICZ / CLARION


Motorcycle driving instructor Chuck Niles addresses the class.

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I was talking to a student from Russia the other day about an experience I had during my undergraduate year abroad in the Soviet Union in the late 1970s. As part of a class I was taking I remembered being required to attend a poetry reading. While I no longer recall the name of the poet, I’ll never forget the standing room only crowd that filled the hall where he spoke. People of all ages, from pre-teens to men and women in their 80s, listened transfixed for well over an hour as the poet read from his works. I have never attended a literary event, before or since, that commanded such rapt attention from an audience. When the reading came to a close there was absolute silence. Then the hall erupted in rapturous applause and loud, exuberant cheering that seemed to go on forever, more in the manner of a rock concert than a poetry reading. I asked the student whether, in her experience, such a response was typical. She was not at all surprised by it. She told me she had grown up surrounded by poetry, learning it by heart in school, having it read to her, writing it herself. As a teenager, she was in love with the early 20th century poet Sergei Yesenin and had posters of him on her walls. She did not consider herself unusual. Since then I’ve been struck on more than one occasion by the high regard in which certain cultures seem to hold their poets, the easy familiarity with which they

incorporate poetry into their everyday lives. By comparison, we in the United States seem almost squeamish when it comes to poetry. To be sure, we have our own poetry greats, but we don’t elevate them to the level of national heroes as some cultures do. A poll conducted in Moscow in the late 1990s asked respondents which Russian they thought had made the biggest contribution to world history. In second place, sandwiched between Peter the Great and Lenin, was Alexander Pushkin, Russia’s greatest poet. In Pakistan, the birthday of Muhammad Iqbal, the revered “poet of the East”, is celebrated every year as a national holiday. A student from Pakistan told me that the lyrics to many popular songs, enjoyed by Pakistanis of all ages and walks of life, are, in fact, poems -- the ghazals and qawali of some of the country’s most eminent poets. When I hear this, I sometimes think we are missing something. April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets, and to introduce more people to the pleasures of reading poetry. So if all this talk

of poetry inspires you to explore further, now would be the perfect time. And what better place to start than Madison College Libraries? Browse the shelves in the poetry section (Dewey 811 for American and 821 for British poetry) to find works by Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, Stanley Kunitz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dylan Thomas, Adrienne Rich, and many, many others. If you prefer to find your poetry online, our LitFinder database, is an excellent resource. Here you can search for individual poems – by title, first line or last line –, or browse the works of a specific poet. To watch streaming video of poets reading from their works, profiles of poets, or a discussion of poetry as an art form, take a look at our Films on Demand video database. A simple search on the term “Poetry” yields more than one hundred titles. Finally, the Academy of American Poets offers a variety of ways for you to incorporate poetry more easily into everyday life. Check out their web site at, sign up to receive a poem a day in your email, or download their mobile app and have the site’s entire collection of over 2,500 poems in the palm of your hand. The poet Walt Whitman said, “To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” Become a part of the audience and discover the world of poetry.


Ribbon Cutting

By Sgt. Joe Steffen, Crime Prevention Team Leader


What’s happening?

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Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we enjoy communicating our activities to the college community. Here are some of the notable incidents from this past month. On March 4, Public Safety assisted Madison Police in a homicide investigation. On 03/13/2014 the homicide suspect was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and is awaiting trial.


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Above, a robotic ribbon cutting celebrates the completion of the Ingenuity Center April 9. Below, the red carpet was even rolled out at the event. On April 1, Public Safety Officers responded to a disruptive student who kicked out a glass window on a door. Officers located the subject and he is facing College discipline and is set to reimburse the College for the damage.

Campus Safety Tip

Public Safety would like to remind all students and staff to secure classroom doors when not in use, especially classrooms containing computer equipment or valuables. The College has been experiencing a string of thefts, and prevention starts with you. If you have any information regarding the above incidents or other campus safety concerns, please contact our department at 245-2222; Public Safety Officers are available 24/7.

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Glass in Class

How the mobile marketing certificate gives students access to the future


BETSY OSTERBERGER News Editor Kristin Uttech was at a conference when she received the email. The Madison College Marketing instructor had just been selected to become a Google Glass Explorer and she had 10 days to accept the designation and purchase a pair of the $1,500 glasses. She applied to become an Explorer weeks earlier, with hopes to use the device in her mobile marketing classes at the College. Aside from a recent one-day public sale, Glass is not being sold to the general public just yet. Instead, Google has been using the Explorer program to let consumers try it out and offer their feedback. The program is designed to accept people from computer programmers to stay-at-home moms, so Google can receive an assortment of perspectives. “I really don’t bring the technical, programming background to the product … I’m looking at it from a marketing perspective,” Uttech said. When she got back from the conference she talked to Dean of Business and Applied Arts Bryan Woodhouse and Associate Vice President of Learner Success Turina Bakken who agreed that Google Glass would be a great supplement to mobile marketing instruction. “We are using these in the classroom to work with students that are in our mobile marketing classes to look at emerging technology and how marketers are going to be able to target consumers through some of these new devices,” Uttech said. She mentioned that the wearable device is the next big thing in mobile technology. While fellow Marketing instructor Steve Noll has a watch that connects to his cellphone, Uttech has Google Glass, which is a pair of high-tech glasses that allow her to access the Internet with the swipe of a finger or a voice command and view content on a virtual screen that appears through a prism. Users can add prescription frames, sunglasses and ear buds to this opticalmounted head display (OMHD). The goal of using this technology in mobile marketing classes is to give students experience with the technology and use it from the marketing perspective. These skills are extremely important in this age where people feel a very personal connection to their mobile devices and


Madison College instrutor Kristin Uttech works with students in a marketing class. few institutions are addressing that fact as vigorously as Madison College. This new Mobile Marketing certificate program has been approved by the Madison College Board and now sits in the hands of the Wisconsin Area Technical College System (WTCS), so that programming can be developed across the state. Madison College is really an explorer in the word of mobile marketing and Uttech thinks that this is the perfect institution to pioneer these kinds of courses. “When I talk to employers and when I research what’s happening in the industry, nobody else is doing a great job at providing people with digital marketing skills,” Uttech said, ”It’s really an area where I think Madison College could shine because we provide a really solid education for a great value in an area where not a lot of other people are jumping on board.”

While Uttech tries to stay up-to-date on all the technology and advancements available in the marketplace, she says it’s a difficult task because this field is so constantly changing. She even learns from her students who bring up new technologies and applications in their emerging technologies presentations and class discussions. Uttech, who brings about 20 years of corporate marketing experience to the College, says she likes giving students the chance to try products like Google Glass. “What I love is watching them put the Glass on and actually use them in the classroom because they’re like kids in a candy store,” she said, “This is a new technology that they haven’t seen before and it’s really exciting for them to get the opportunity to use these. It’s an experience that they can’t have outside of the classroom.”

Emergency simulation to be held on campus FANTA SYLLA Copy Editor When you notice ambulances, helicopters and police cars gathering near the Protective Services building around 1 p.m. on April 25, don’t be too alarmed. The area will be blocked off all day for a training simulation of a large-scale incident on campus. It will even include actors portraying live patients and some mannequins. This simulation will be a learning experience for students in the health programs and protective services, therefore the details of the scenario must remain confidential. Indeed, students shouldn’t know what to expect from a disaster scenario. “We don’t want the students to have any idea of the extent of the patients that are coming in, we don’t want to give them any clues,” said Jeffrey Wenzel, Simulation Instruction Coordinator at Madison College. “All the students that are participating are in their last semester before graduation, so we want to make

Incident offers a test for campus alert system

sure that they are getting the ultimate surprise.” Students will confront realistic casualties and will be asked to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in their specific programs thus far. “This is our attempt at a large scale mass, a large scale multidisciplinary event that includes all of our protective services, IMS, fire, police as well as our health programs nursing respiratory therapy surgical technology X-ray technician medical assisting,” said Wenzel. The collaboration between the protective services and health programs started during fall 2013. Last year was the first time in the history of the college that health programs were all reunited in the same building. This allowed program-toprogram collaboration, as well as sharing ideas between programs. Soon, collaboration between the protective services and health programs became necessary to work on pre-hospital situations. “Last fall, Patrick Anderson who is the program director for the protective services, IMS paramedic programs, said,

‘can we bring a patient over to our emergency room?’ They first started loading up patients in their ambulance, driving to our building, unloading and then working with our nursing program and our respiratory program to find students to come in and take over care of the patient that they brought in,” said Wenzel. Students learn from these short scenarios (15-20 minutes) and the debriefing that happens afterwards and will happen after the simulation on April 25. “We’ve tried to make it as realistic as possible and learn afterwards about communication between protective services and health care services. How did you assume their role based on your profession? How well did you work with that other profession that was in the room?” says Wenzel. By incorporating both type of services, the protective services as well as health, students have a more unified approach to patient care. While students are taught individually in programs, this simulation will be an opportunity to work together with other disciplines.

The Madison Police Department received word of a man threatening suicide in the Village of Oregon just seven miles south of Madison on April 10. According to Public Safety Director Jim Bottoni, The man made threatening comments in reference to the US Army Reserve Center on Wright Street. The Madison Police deemed these comments to be credible and alerted Madison College due to the center’s proximity to campus. Madison College Public Safety sent out a WolfPack alert saying that the Truax campus was on lock down as of 8:14 a.m. The lock down was lifted at 8:42 a.m. Bottoni was in Denver, Colorado at a conference when the lock down occurred but he was debriefed after the incident. He was pleased to hear that the majority of the campus was cooperative during the lock down. While the threat never materialized, this incident gave the College an opportunity to test the campus alert system. After the incident, Public Safety found a few areas where they could improve their system. “All of the monitors that are in the common areas of the district are supposed to receive the identical emergency systems that the phone systems receive … that didn’t happen.” Bottoni said. This technical issue has since been fixed and tested. Public Safety staff are also discussing how they should alert people who are outside of the buildings and do not receive the WolfPack Alerts. “A lot of colleges do it differently. Some use lights, some use strobes, some use loud speakers,” Bottoni said. If students have ideas about how they should be alerted in this situation, they should contact the Public Safety Office. President Daniels released a special bulletin following the incident “in the interest of clarifying the situation and suppressing rumors that are often a consequence of such an event.” While the majority of the community was cooperative; others brushed it off as a mere inconvenience. Liberal Arts Transfer student Connor Green understood that these measures are necessary for the safety of the College Community. “It definitely seemed like overkill given the situation, but hey, so is wearing a helmet until you crash and it saves your life,” he said. Bottoni knows that these occurrences can be disruptive to schedules but students should take these situations seriously. “We really do have their best interest at heart when we do this,” he said. “We will never issue a WolfPack Alert or text messages on campus phones if we don’t think there is a credible threat to the welfare of our campus community,” Daniels wrote. The most effective way to become informed about these incidences is to sign up for WolfPack Alerts. To do so, go to www.

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Events include Paralegal Open House, Nurses Week CLARION STAFF REPORT Undeclared students and paralegal students and alumni are invited to attend the paralegal program’s upcoming open house on April 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will take place in the new electronic courtroom (E-Court) in room 241 in the Protective Services Center on the Truax Campus. Attendees will also get to see the law office, law library and jury deliberation room. Sub sandwiches, chips, desserts and beverages will be served. The open house will provide undeclared and new students a chance to meet and speak with paralegal faculty, current students and program alumni. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions about the program and life after graduation. The open house will highlight exciting new classrooms that provide realistic working environments. The E-Court is a state-of-the-art electronic mock-trial courtroom that allows events inside it to be projected onto a large screen for group and one-on-one evaluation. The jury deliberation room, law library and law office also give students exposure to the professional settings where they will work in the future. Civil litigation and criminal law classes will be taught in the courtroom, with other classes having access to the space as well. There are many reasons for students to consider a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal job openings are expected to grow by 18 percent by 2020. The average median salary is $47,000 per year. Finally, more than 90 percent of Madison College paralegal alumni are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduation. Madison College’s paralegal program provides top-notch instruction from experienced attorneys and paralegals and is approved by the American Bar Association. Internships, flexible scheduling and scholarships are made available. Academic excellence is a cornerstone of the program as well. In fact, students who excel may join Lambda Epsilon Chi, a national honor society specific to paralegal education.

All of these factors help students in their eventual job search. Program graduates can build crucial skills in investigation and legal research, litigation support technology, interpersonal communication and management of case loads and documents. Those interested in attending should RSVP by April 25 to paralegal faculty member Norma Kropp at

Student Nurses Association Celebraiton

The Student Nurses Association welcomes current and prospective Nursing students to Nurses Week Celebration. Madison College’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) will be hosting a nursing celebration in honor of National Nurses Week, which occurs the first week of May. The event will take place on May 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Truax Campus in the Health Education Building near the grand staircase. Included in the festivities will be nursing themed games including “turd toss” and “pin the IV on the patient.” Those who turn in a game completion sheet will enter a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Life Uniform. There will be free pizza for any SNA member and additional slices will be sold for $1 per slice to prospective and current nursing students. Information will be provided at the event about the amenities included in a membership. These opportunities include increasing your nursing related knowledge, strengthening your resume with extracurricular involvement, and expanding your professional social network. SNA also encourages all students to attend the blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross, which is also happens May 6 in the Truax Student Lounge. Anyone who donates blood can stop by for a free piece of pizza.

Election will select student to serve on District Board BETSY OSTERBERGER News editor For the first time in Madison College history, a student will have a seat on the Madison College District board as of July 1. During the fall of 2013, the Madison College Student Senate teamed up with the Madison College District Board to create an opportunity for a student at the College to serve as a nonvoting District Board member. The student’s position is non-voting because Wisconsin State Statute 38.108 defines District Board “voting membership” as being “appointed by a committee comprised of 12 county board chairs from the counties which make up the Madison Area Technical College District.” The student body will elect the Student District Board Member during the spring elections held from April 24-April 28. He or she will serve a one-year term. When the year is up, the student may run for re-election to the board so long as he or she is still eligible based on other requirements. This student will attend Board of Trustees meetings, which take place on the second Wednesday of each month. He or she will also attend College functions and Board of Trustees workshops and retreats. The elected student will also be expected to express his or her opinion about votes taken and decisions made at the Board’s business meetings.

While the Student Body President and Student Senate continue to represent the entire student body, the Student District Board member will represent one student voice on the Board. This student is also expected to report monthly to the Student Senate and the Student Activities Board (SAB). The Board will not allow students to act on the Student Senate and the District Board simultaneously. According to the Student District Board Member application, the student member will serve without pay just as other appointed and voting members of the Board do now. He or she will be reimbursed for expenses considered “actual and necessary” for the student’s duties as District Board member. Applicable students are enrolled in or have completed 6 credits in a Degree-Credit program at the College and have sustained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 at the time of the election and throughout the one-year term. Applicants must also reside within the Madison Area Technical College District. They will be in good standing – meaning they will have no disciplinary or academic sanctions against them and no overdue financial obligations. Applications can be completed at http:// The application, along with two references from current Madison College faculty or staff must be submitted by April 28.


Career and Employment Center offers employer visits

The Career and Employment Center has announced an employer visit from Vector Marketing. A representative from the company will be in the cafeteria from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, May 5 to talk about career opportunities. Dianne from Vector Marketing will be available to answer questions. Capitol Filtration. Those interested can stop by the table in the cafeteria on the Truax Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 to learn about career opportunities. Kevin from Capitol Filtration will be avail able to tell you more and answer your questions.

Learn to make first impressions in the workplace

The Career and Employment Center, Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa and Retention Services are pleased to announce “N.E.T. Saturday” will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9-2:30 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Students will learn how to make great first impressions through networking, social media, and dining etiquette. At this interactive, conference-style event, students will discover how to make connections that can help begin and enrich their career. The event will include coordinated breakout sessions, dress for success tips, hands-on round tables, a complementary professional portrait, and lunch. All students are welcome! Registration is required and attendance is free. The deadline to register is April 25. For more information and online registration, please visit: workshops-and-events-career

College offers class of firearm safety

A six-hour handgun fundamentals class will be offered through Madison College. The first session is held on April 26 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Protective Services Education Building. A second session will be held at the Wisconsin Dells City Hall on May 12 and 13 from 6 - 9 p.m. The cost is $50. To register, contact Joanna at (608) 246-5297.

Salons offer special promotion through May 9

Now through May 9, the Madison College’s Trustyle and North Carroll Street salons offer a free nail polish change with the purchase of a haircut.  Those interested can book appointments at the Trustyle Salon by calling 608-2466068 and the North Carroll Street Salon by calling 608-2582404.

Honors program information sessions

Madison College’s Honor Program will begin Fall 2014. All eligible program students can participate. Drop-in information sessions are available for students to find out more about the college-wide Honors Program. They will be held in the Transfer Center at Truax, Room D1641 on April 29 from 12-1 p.m. and May 1, 2014 from 12-1 p.m. For additional information, contact Dr. Julia Haseleu at (608) 246-6509

Madison College Powwow takes place April 26

The Center for Student Life will host the 2014 Madison College Powwow in the Redsten Gymnasium on the Truax Campus on April 26 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Grand Entries will take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The event will include an Indian Taco Stand sale from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and a feast at 5 p.m. Admission for this event is $5. Children 5 and under and aldults 55 and older get in for free.

Student Life seeks student help applicants for Fall 2014

The Student Life Office is now accepting student help applications for the Fall 2014 semester at the Truax and Downtown campuses. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the upcoming fall term and currently in good academic standing to apply. Primary job duties include answering telephones and walkin inquiries, issuing OneCards, bus passes and lockers, assisting with event promotions, and assisting staff with other requests. Applications and full job description are available in room C1420 at Truax and D125 on the Downtown Campus.

“Journey to the Fallen Skies” shows at Downtown Campus

A showing of “Journey to the Fallen Skies,” a film about a Hmong-American man’s voyage to his father’s gravesite in Laos, will take place at 11:30 a.m. on April 24 in Room D125 on the Downtown Campus. This is a free event and popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

Writer’s Life Series presents “Backpack Journalism”

An Al Jazeera America producer, a Wisconsin State Journal staff writer, and a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter will discuss media convergence and “backpack journalism” at aWriter’s Life Lecture Series event held April 24 at the Downtown Campus. David Douglas, a former Channel 3 news reporter and now with Al Jazeera America; Barry Adams, reporter and columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal; and Shawn Johnson, WPR’s government reporter; are panelists for the 7 p.m. event titled “Backpack Journalism: Reporters Crossing Platforms.”   The panel discussion, held in Room 234 of the college’s Downtown Campus.

Free Condoms Moved

Free condoms and safe sex literature have been moved from the Student Life office at Truax to the Health and Wellness Center office located in the gateway.

Emerging Young Poets Reading April 24

Former Madison College student Meg Johnson will be one of the featured poets at the Yahara Journal’s Emerging Young Poets reading on Thursday, April 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Truax Gallery. She will be joined at the reading by Pushcart Prize nominee Sarah Levine. The event is free and open to the public. Johnson’s full-length collection of poetry, Inappropriate Sleepover, was published by The National Poetry Review Press.



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Madison College offers several safety courses and there are three different motorcycle courses. There is also a scooter and a three-wheel motorcycle safety courses. The first course is motorcycle basic rider course that teaches skills and defensive riding tactics. The classes consist of 10 hours of riding time and six hours of instruction in the class. The class is offered at the Commercial Campus and during the summer at Reedsburg from June 4 through Aug. 10. The next course is motorcycle advance rider course, which

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 | NEWS | 5 helps enhances risk management, improves perception, hazard awareness, and improves cornering, braking, and crash avoidance skills. This course includes three hours of classroom activities and five hours of riding that emphasizes on cornering finesse, body positioning, and braking in a controlled riding environment. This course is currently only offered at Reedsburg’s campus. The third is a Street Rider Course for on road experience. The focus of the course is to identify and respond to typical situations in multiple riding environments. Students are exposed to lane positioning, visibility and space cushion, situational awareness, and proper cornering process.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Johanna Hewitt, services specialist for the Eastern Region. Hewitt was in charge of programming for the first year of the pilot program at the Watertown campus, and later, assisting with the expansion of the program to both Reedsburg and Fort Atkinson. Director of Student Life Renee Alfano looks forward to seeing family-centered events on the regional campus as well. “The kinds of things I would really like to see are family events,” she said, “The events where they can take their children, and it’s low-cost to no-cost.” Hewitt and Alfano agree that the purpose of this referendum is to offer students the full college experience and to encourage student success. “Research shows that if students feel more connected to the college they’re more likely to stick around and accomplish their academic goals.” Alfano said.

The instructors are veteran riders that have been trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Motorcycles are provided during this course. Jeff Roessler, one of the motorcycle instructors, likes to stress the importance when taking the course. “Getting trained, wear all the (safety) gear all the time, and just having a good attitude about riding,” Roessler said were the most important things he emphasizes. Taking these courses may save students money, as well. Completing an advanced motorcycle-riding course may even help lower a rider’s insurance premium, according to the DMV.

Many on the SAB agree that the program has gone over quite well with students on the piloted campuses. Alfano said it worked “extremely well” and Student Senate President Colin Bowden referred to it as “a success overall.” Hewitt said, “It was fabulous. The students loved it. ” While the board was in agreement about how it was received, there was some disagreement in terms of how they should ask students about paying for these services. Alfano and some other board members thought a survey would be enough to guage the regional students’ opinions, while Bowden and the Student Senate believed that it needed to be brought to a vote in the form of a referendum. Alfano expressed that these campuses are small enough that the survey, in addition to previous input that has been gathered at the pilot campuses would generate enough information to base an overall student opinion. “The regionals are very different,”


Meredith Jarvis rides a motorcycle at the Commercial Avenue campus as instructor Chuck Niles watches.

Alfano said. “There’s one building, one parking lot … It’s very easy to get the word out.” The eventual implication of a fee was no surprise to those working at the piloted regional campuses. The referendum should go over well in these areas since the idea of a fee has been circulating from the beginning. “We knew that eventually that we wouldn’t be going to the SAB for a pilot account for this kind of programming. We knew that eventually the regional campuses would be self-sufficient,” Hewitt said. The concerns expressed by the board are for those who have not experienced or heard much about this program: those on the Portage campus. “We’ve never piloted this at Portage so why would they say yes?” Alfano said. In a referendum, if the majority vote is “no,” that decision is final. Alfano said that is a source of angst for those who worked on piloting these activities at the regionals. “They are really worried

that their work could potentially be destroyed,” Alfano said. On the other hand, Bowden and other Senate members think that a referendum is the only way to go. “A democratic student voice is more important than making sure that this or that works perfectly,” Bowden said. While in favor of the referendum, he is also in favor of the regional campuses having access to campus activities. Bowden has confidence that students on the regional campuses will vote “yes.” “I think we’re going to pass the referendum, to be honest with you,” Bowden said. Bowden hopes that through this referendum, students may feel that their voice is valued and total input from those affected is desired. He explained that the reason behind the senate’s push for the referendum is simple: “Every time that we as students and leaders have the chance to empower others, I think we should take it.”

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Questions asked to you, our readers.

What issue do you want the Student Senate to focus on next year?

More flexible classes. -Jamie Nigito

I don’t think enough classes are offered in the summer. — Keith Reynolds

The (Gateway) Cafe closes really early. — Erin Lange


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he week of April 24 – 28, Madison College will hold its Student Senate election. Much like The Clarion sees itself as a voice of the students, the Student Senate is also representative of the student perspective. Therefore, it is imperative that students understand the weight that each vote holds in the upcoming election. The Student Senate bridges the gap between administration and the student body. Because of Senate members’ natural proximity to the student population, they are in a position to gather student opinion and present it to policy makers at Madison College. During the 2013 – 2014 school year, the Student Senate has been involved in decisions relating to student activity fees at the regional campuses, organizing campus visits from local politicians and adding shuttle services to and from the South Madison campus. The mission of the Student Senate is “to work collaboratively with students and college administrators to create positive changes in the Madison College community.” The Senate members take their mission seriously and advocate for the best interests of the student body. The only way for them to do their job is if we provide input. Current Student Senate president echoed our sentiment. “Do you want to change how much students are charged, maybe decrease textbook costs or provide for more parking spots? The Student Senate has the power to make big change like this on our campuses for your sake, but only so far as you and all students vote. If you cast your ballot, which takes at most five minutes via email, you can cast your voice into the election to see your thoughts and concerns heard. Please, don’t neglect this opportunity to be part of history at Madison College!” Students may visit the Student Senate website at to learn more about each candidate for the president, vice-president and senator positions. The Senate website also provides information on how to become involved You will receive an invitation to vote via email. Please take advantage of this opportunity to make your voice matter, and vote.

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Set your schedule with eye on future Choosing college-level alternatives could save money in the long run TALI DESPINS Contributor


our next semester plan might need a revision. There are over 144 career programs offered at Madison College, many of which will award you an associate degree at the end of two years (four or five semesters). Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees are great because they incorporate many college level transferable credits, which means students can always return to school and continue from where they left off. But what about two-year technical diplomas? Technical programs such as Machine Tooling Technics, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician and Automotive Technician take just as much of your time, but without the benefits of an associate degree. The issue is not with the programs. Machine Tooling Technics program director, Harlan Vangen, said that many students are interested only in classes that are required for the trade — no more and no less. “(Students’) focus is on the trade ... we offer the math that you need to be successful as a machinist ... base line of mathematics.” However, he also agreed there is room for improvement. “We could probably do a better job ... (Madison College can) try to make it more fluid into both directions (either technical or Arts and Sciences oriented).” That way, when students come back to school they will have a lot of the general education requirements already taken care of. One such student, Jonathan Koehler, added, “In a competitive global manufacturing market we need

to consider the fact that many young workers will need to continue their education at some point in their career. Is it right to make them start over every time? There needs to be continuity in the process, and people in this industry need to have room to grow in order to be as productive and competitive as possible.” At the same time, other colleges across the country offer highly competitive Machine Tooling classes, providing exactly what Madison College is missing. For example, Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a Machine Tool Technology program that will reward you an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. They know how “related courses in mathematics, science and physics improve students’ advancement potential.” Similarly, New Hampshire’s Nashua Community College also offers an Associate in Science, stating, “For students looking to pursue an education beyond the Associate Degree, this program may transfer to selected Bachelor Degree programs.” Madison College should offer the same opportunities. We need to consider students’ probable futures. Any class that has a college-level alternative should be recommended to students, and it should be stated clearly within technical programs’ curriculum, both in print and on the website. In addition, advisors need to be more knowledgeable across all programs so they can recommend each student a tailored set of opportunities. Like in e-commerce, similar and overlapping classes should be linked to one another within every program and » SEE SCHEDULE PAGE 7



LETTERFROMTHEEDITORS A quick word from sports editor Nicholas Garton


ports have been an obsession of mine since I was a kid. I never envisioned that I’d ever be a sports writer, much less the editor, at a paper as prestigious as The Clarion. My journey into sports journalism started at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. in 2010. The museum had a little kiosk where fans could have themselves recorded

broadcasting classic moments from the NBA. I did a recording, and I was hooked. From that moment on I knew sports journalism is what I wanted to do. I had the opportunity to intern at The Big 1070 a.m., Madison’s sports station, with their sports broadcasters. They were crazy and awesome! That internship led to my wanting to write sports articles here at Madison

College. I have enjoyed every bit of my job as sports editor. Being able to cover the Madison College women’s volleyball team as they became national champions has been the highlight of my time here. I’m not sure what the next chapter of my career will be, but it is a safe bet it won’t be as fun as my time with The Clarion.

Keeping your relationship on the down-low DANIEL HERRON Multimedia Editor



Taking only online classes can be isolating, exhausting FANTA SYLLA Copy Editor


he advantages of online classes have been listed many times. In the Huffington Post, Tom Snyder states that online education can be revolutionary. In his post, he talks about how online education is necessary, especially as community colleges become more crowded. Students learn to be independent at their own time and pace. As international students we’re asked to not take more than three credits of online classes. This makes sense, since international students come to America to immerse themselves in the culture. Taking in-person classes is an obvious choice; it forces us to interact with other native students and the instructors and to communicate in English more. As someone who didn’t have great relationships with instructors and had bad classroom experiences since first grade, I’ve always been tempted to enroll in online classes. When it comes to my relationship with teachers, it was always a problem, on my part, of behavior, of being perceived as “unpleasant” and even because of my

ethnic background. In my case, choosing online classes is informed by a succession of bad experiences in the classroom. It wasn’t just an affair of convenience or laziness. Online classes are great for anxious, inhibited and introverted people. The classroom is replaced by an online platform (Blackboard), and the interactions between students occur in forums and discussions. It is easier to speak when no one is looking at you. You have more control and confidence over what you say. Online classes also force you to be independent, organizing your calendar and your day according to the assignments on the syllabus. While online classes fit my personality perfectly,it’s still important to experience the classroom. Online classes can be isolating. You miss the interaction with the students or just the pleasure of observing a teacher instructing a class. After taking online classes (my current semester is almost all online), I have come to realize that in-person classes are important, whether you are an international student or not. Staring at the Blackboard website can be exhausting and again isolating.

ove is a funny thing. Most of us find it where we go the most: school and work. However, the very nature of those places makes love more complicated. Rules, friendships and rumors; life in a professional setting can seem a lot like high school when it comes to dating. Beyond that, sometimes it’s nice to just avoid the drama of coming out and saying you are in a relationship with someone new for a while. So, how do you keep it on the down-low? How do you maintain a relationship while keeping everyone around you in the dark? It’s actually not that hard, once you learn to recognize the signs that two people are dating and Private jokes are a big flag. The more intimate our relationships are with someone, the more experiences we share and the more we find we can communicate without words. This inevitably leads to in-jokes and finding strange things funny. If someone says something, and only two people find it funny, they are probably friends. If that happens all the time, they are probably very close friends, related or sleeping together. The next indicator is proximity and public displays of affection. More hugging and touching and less personal space are all indicators of affection. Couples tend to sit together, meet one another’s eyes often, share secret smiles, etc. The key to keeping a relationship secret is to be careful not to exhibit any of these signs. If nobody sees any signs of affection between you, saying, “We just hung out for a few hours,” becomes a lot more believable. Lying, no matter how small, should be avoided if possible. The closer you stick to the truth, the easier it is to remember your story and the harder it is to disprove. If you do lie, make sure you both know and agree to the lie, just in case it comes up later. Most people understand all this. Most people who unsuccessfully try to keep a relationship on the down-low fail because it’s fun to play the game. It’s fun to see how much you can get away with before someone connects the dots. This is fine; relationships are about having fun. However, make sure you are both on the same page. If you play that game, you will eventually get caught, and you will eventually be outed. Make sure everyone in the relationship is okay with the possibility of that happening. Love is hard enough; keeping it secret is doubly so. If you can live with the consequences of a public affair, go public as soon as you are comfortable. Lies kill relationships, and sometimes those lies are the ones we tell people not even in the relationship with us. Of course, if it’s just a game, then have fun. That is, after all, the whole point.

SCHEDULE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 class offered. If you are interested in one thing, you may also want to know about multiple other things. And those should be linked further to other options. For example, students who want to pursue machining might also want to

know about the industry, about engineering and how likely it is they will return to school and continue their educations. Knowing more will enable students to make better decisions and will probably be beneficial for Madison College

as well. Students’ success stories may influence enrollment rates, perhaps dramatically. If you are taking non-transferable courses, consider substituting your program’s requirements with college level alternatives. They will apply, and you’ll

get more for your dollar, time and effort. Don’t wait. Talk to your instructors, see an advisor, and together examine your curriculum. See if your program is best aligned with your goals and future career, and get ready to revise your future plans.

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Spring at last! THE OUTDOOR MARKET RETURNS TO THE CAPITOL SQUARE NATALIE CONNORS Graphic Designer Springtime truly arrives in Madison when the outdoor Dane County Farmers Market returns to the Capitol Square. April 19th was the first market of the spring. This marks the beginning of a new growing season, and with it, greater opportunity to support sustainable local food producers. Southern Wisconsin supports a rich variety of farmers and craftspeople. The outdoor farmers market brings vendors from all over the state, and all with the same goal: to vend their self-produced vegetables, cheese, meats, and many other unique and interesting items. Shopping at the Dane County farmers market ensures that you’re supporting people that are working directly with the food or goods you’re buying. Buying from local producers has a slew of advantages and benefits, including more knowledge about the food you eat. Felix Thalhammer owns and operates Capri Farms. There he produces a delicious variety of goat cheese. He’s proud of his craft, and the Dane County Farmers market is unique is that it only allows food producers as vendors. “I’m not buying my cheese to sell it here,” Thalhammer said, “I make it.” On Saturday, he was happy to be back on the square; the first market is often one of the most profitable of the year. The Dane County

market runs all year, going indoors at the Monona Terrace in November and then moving to the Capital Senior Center for the rest of the winter. According to Thalhammer, the indoor market sees only about 30 percent of the business that the outdoor markets bring. Something to keep in mind for next winter, Madison almost always has local food available in some fashion or another. Today many people pay little attention to the food they consume and where it comes from. Fast and processed foods comprise the the majority of many diets, and the problems arising from these practices are apparent. The surging rates of diseases like cancer, mental illness, and cardiac arrest points to something very misguided in the way we treat our bodies. The convenient additions to the Standard American Diet

of fast food and processed meals have left people disconnected from the source of their nourishment. Prior to World War I, 40 percent of vegetables consumed in the United States grew in home gardens. Victory gardens eased the pressure on nation food supply in wartimes. Ironically, Americans now throw away about 40 percent of the food they buy. This accumulates as landfill waste, polluting the environment and eating away at people’s budgets. Buying locally instills a greater appreciation for the food you’re purchasing. Wasting food from the farmers market seems especially sad since you met the person who grew that tomato. It’s throwing their work in the trash. Getting your fruits and veggies at a local market also reduces strain on the environment that conventional methods of produce production bring. Food that is grown nearby travels less from the farm to your fork. This saves fuel from shipping, and energy from storing and cooling products. Would you rather eat a tomato journeying 4000 miles from Chile, ripened with ethylene gas? Or one that came from a farm 40 miles away, and sold to you by the farmer that can tell you why that variety of tomato is so unique? The second tomato will taste superior, rest assured. Madison holds one of the best outdoor markets of in the nation, and provides opportunity for sustainable local farmers to share their goods with the non-growers here. Take advantage of this chance and see what you can find. A newly discovered vegetable could be your next main course. Natalie Connors /Clarion

Disa Carneol exchanges Renaissance Farm goods for cash at the Dane County Farmers Market.



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The Dane County Farmers Market runs Saturdays on the Capitol Square from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays on MLKJ Blvd from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Intrepid Pictures There are a couple different types of horror movies. Some are simply what could be called startlers; movies that surprise you with things that are loud, bright and sudden. Some are gore-fests, celebrations of blood, pain and slow, deliberate injury. The best horror movies are the ones that get under your skin. The ones that have a little gore, sure, and a little surprise here and there, but the true horror, the creeping feeling of doom, comes from the subtle idea that something might really, really be out there, trying to get you. A good horror movie takes part of our safe, secure world and cuts a piece of it out, just for a little while. It makes you check under the bed, or in the closet. It makes you nervous to turn off the light at night, nervous to say “Bloody Mary” in front of a mirror. “Occulus” has all the ingredients to make a really good horror movie. It is well written, well acted, has a mostly original plot idea and a new take on how to tell a horror story. The problem is that, in spite of all that, it just isn’t that scary. Intriguing? Sure. Disturbing? Definitely. The fact that the male and female leads are not, as they so often are in American movies, romantically entangled, but rather brother and sister, is definitely a plus. The way the story bounces back and forth between the present day and the past in such a way that you are sometimes uncertain which is real, is very well done. The antagonist is mysterious, lethal, inhuman and just vulnerable enough to give you the feeling that the good guys might win this one. But the fact is that you probably won’t actually be scared by this movie. It is unsettling, disturbing, but at no point will anyone be glancing nervously at their mirrors, nervous that some shinyeyed dead woman will be staring out at them. Without the fear, “Occulus” is just a pretty well done movie that, simply put, does not move you. Worth seeing, perhaps, but not in theaters.


Costner drafts to win in ‘Draft Day’ MICHAEL KLEIN Editor In Chief Millions watch it on primetime every year as fans hope for the pick that will help propel their team to the playoffs and ultimately, the Super Bowl. Those of us who love football will debate endlessly on draft picks – even ones that don’t affect “our” team. I’ve watched endless debates on ESPN and I can’t tell you the number of conversations I’ve had with my, friends and relatives about whether Johnny Manziel should be drafted by the Texans (barring a trade) at #1 versus Jadeveon Clowney. For the record, I’m a Johnny Football guy, and hello, the Texans need a quarterback. I could be wrong. Clowney is amazing, and as they say, “defense wins championships.” Thus, I’m glad it’s not my decision who the Texans draft. Whose decision is it? The GM. “Draft Day” stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr, the son of beloved a Cleveland Browns coach who passed

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APRIL 25 BRICK MANSIONS PG-13 Originally slated for release in February, this action film stars Paul Walker as an undercover cop and Robert Fitzgerald Diggs as a kidnapping drug lord. THE OTHER WOMEN R Carly (Cameron Diaz) is a lawyer dating – and falling in love with – boyfriend Mark (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau). Who, it turns out, is married to Kate (Leslie Mann). They team up to take him down, only to discover another mistress,

MAY 2 WALK OF SHAME R Elizabeth Banks stars as Meghan, a reporter about to have the most important job interview of her life. The night before said interview, she has a one night stand with Gordon (James Marsden) and finds herself stranded at his home with no car, phone, or purse.

Film Feature





Films that are left open for interpretation, always have a certain level of intrigue about them that typical mainstream films don’t. These kinds of films ask questions to the viewer, and they almost encourage the audience to think more about the “bigger picture” of the story. “Enemy” is very much one of those kind of films. The kind of film that provides the audience with cinematic puzzle pieces that they put together themselves, for the film’s unanswered outcome. In the film “Enemy,” a history professor is recommended a movie from a university co-worker of his. After renting this film, the history professor notices an actor in the film, who is his exact look-alike. Now intrigued by who this person is, the history professor does everything he can to track down this person in real life. But when this history professor and film actor do finally meet in-person, both of their lives take a serious downfall, as these two men feel that they are invading each other’s personal lives too often. One thing that will intrigue several viewers about “Enemy,” is the film’s brilliant and consistent eerie mood.

away the week prior to the draft. Sonny just lost his father, and is facing tremendous pressure as he is the GM of the Browns, a team that has been struggling. The team’s owner – Sonny’s boss – advises him to “make a splash” at this year’s draft or he’ll be out of a job. The Seattle Seahawks have the No. 1 pick in this draft, and they smell Sonny’s desperation to get that pick – the unanimously agreed upon top draft pick is Wisconsin quarterback Bo Callahan. Negotiations ensue and … no spoiler alert here, that’s all I’ll say. The performances are strong in “Draft Day.” Costner is as good as you’d expect. Dennis Leary is perfect as Super Bowl champion Coach Penn, and Jennifer Garner is believable as Sonny’s newly pregnant girlfriend/ lawyer-who-works-on-salary-cap stuff/fellow Browns employee, Ali. One of my favorite performances in the film was that of Chadwick Boseman as Ohio State outside linebacker Vontae Mack, a first round

hopeful and character you will root for basically the entire length of the movie. “Draft Day” also includes appearances by an NFL who’s who such as Roger Goodell, Deion Sanders, Ray Lewis, Chris Berman, Jon Gruden and Arian Foster playing a small-butmore-than-cameo role. Some of us love the NFL draft. We plan work schedules and parties around it. We watch countless hours of speculation on the sports networks and have debates with one another about who should go No. 1 and why, who our favorite team should draft, and why. It’s primetime, it’s dramatic, it’s live. Some young men’s dreams will come true over the three days of the NFL draft, or at least, come closer to being a reality. If you don’t care at all about football, don’t see this movie, you won’t like it. Love football? There’s enough football-ness to make this movie worth your time (and $5-14 dollars, depending on which theater you’re at and at what time). Throw on your team’s jersey and go see it.

This is also a well-executed film, as many viewers will leave this film with their own interpretation, of what certain story aspects symbolize. This film also leaves the viewers with several clues and lines of dialogue, that will help viewers reach conclusions. Though “Enemy” is left open for interpretation, it has a few flaws. The first being that some viewers may feel that this film has too many unanswered loose ends, making it difficult for interpretations. There is

some occasional choppy editing, making certain scenes feel confusing. The film also runs into the problem, of not letting the viewers know which one of these look-alikes is being followed around in certain scenes, making it hard to distinguish who is who. Though it may take several views in order to truly understand it, “Enemy” does a brilliant job of remaining eery, and giving the viewers enough clues to interpret this film as they wish. It’s an intriguing film experience.









RETRO REVIEW TYLER RICHTER Staff Writer Say the word Metroid around almost any gamer, and they will know precisely what you are talking about. The entire “Metroid” saga, starting with the original “Metroid” game released in 1986, has become one of Nintendo’s greatest accomplishments, mentioned alongside other greats like the “Legend of Zelda” and “Mario” franchises. “Super Metroid,” released in North America 20 years ago as of April 18, is considered one of the greatest games in the franchise. It’s this reputation that led me to pick up the game on the Wii Virtual Console last year. After immersing myself in the game, I believe “Super Metroid” is among the greatest of Nintendo’s games. The atmosphere the game creates is amazing. The musical score combined with the surreal nothingness of the planet Zebes, upon first landing, creates a feeling that the player is truly alone. If you get in trouble, no one is coming to

save you. The real drama begins after receiving the first upgrade, Samus’ Iconic Mock Ball, when alien pirates begin to appear. From there, the player must jump, roll and shoot through a truly labyrinthine system of tunnels to knock out the Mother Brain, Ridley and other bosses, saving the galaxy from the vile Metroids once again. One of my favorite parts of this game was the challenge. While the enemies do pose a threat, the terrain provides as much difficulty as the things that actively try to kill you. Pits of lava, acid and spikes are some of the more lethal challenges the player must avoid if they hope to finish the game. Add in wall jumping around extremely dangerous enemies and escaping life-sucking Metroids and you have yourself one heck of a difficult game. Fortunately, once you complete a particularly difficult obstacle, the end of it usually has an upgrade of some kind that would have made the prior obstacle much easier, and also a quick


PS3, PS4, Vita

I came late to the gaming party. It wasn’t until last year that I played my very first game, “Dead Nation,” on the PlayStation 3 that made its way to my apartment thanks to the man in my life. I love horror movies and TV shows, and it stands to reason that I enjoyed killing zombies. The game itself is a fairly straightforward top-down shooter in which you and your partner (whether that’s an actual, online or AI partner) walk around a post-apocalyptic city killing zombies and various other monster-types. The purpose of your journey is to get a “patient zero” sample to some government guys, and you learn about your mission through some really well done graphic novel-esque cut scenes. Chances are, if you’re considering this game for the PlayStation Vita, you have already played it on the PS3 or PS4. A few things to consider: it is the same exact game as the PS3 version, there’s no new content as there was in the recent PS4 “Apocalypse Edition” release, but you’re mainly going to be playing to this game to…kill zombies. Then there are the inherent limitations of playing on the portable system itself. The frame is smaller, and therefore were harder to see than on the 60 inch TV I am used to. Given the awesome use of shadow and light used in every version of the game, it can be even harder to see in the many dark areas because of that small screen. Portable systems also mean smaller controllers, so it is a little harder to navigate the urban (or cemetery, as it were) landscape, as well as aim, with the dual-stick nature of the game, and switching between

escape route so the player doesn’t have to repeat it again. However, after finding an upgrade, it is advisable to find a save point. One of the prime challenges of the game is a feature I usually dislike in games, the inability to save on the spot. However, rather than being tedious, the scattered save points in “Super Metroid” ramp up the intensity as the player limps into the safe zone with 10 energy left on their last energy tank fleeing a room of aliens. Of course, this doesn’t regenerate the player’s health, so they must deal with the challenge ahead with whatever they have. The final scene of the game is especially well done. After the defeat of the Mother Brain, a secret hatch opens and the player must run through the proceeding labyrinth while being shot at as the planet is exploding all around. They have three minutes to escape to the ship, after which the player is greeted by Samus flying away while Zebes and the last of the Metroids explode in the background.

weapons proves more difficult as well. These limitations matter more or less depending on the level of difficulty you’re playing, but easier levels mean easier gaming no matter what format you use. Since concessions are made due to the very nature of the portable system, I can’t help but set those aside, and just call the game what it is: hours of addictive, zombie-killing fun. The multitude of weapons you can acquire, and subsequently level up (my favorites are the shotgun and blade cannon – which is absolutely as cool as it sounds) and escalating difficulty of your foes keep the game engaging until the very end. A nice bonus is if you already own “Dead Nation” on the PlayStation 3, it’s free for your Vita! Not so for the PS4-only owners of the game, but at a price of just $7.99, you’re not taking too much of a risk with your money.


Top of the white tile type games last Monday, “Don’t Tap the White Tile” is a game based on a Japanese release with a simple premise: Tap the black tiles, don’t tap the white ones. Like many good games, this simple premise leads to deeper gameplay. Unfortunately, in “Don’t Tap the White Tile,” the gameplay doesn’t get all that deep. Three game modes are featured in the free game app; Zen, Arcade and Classic. The difference is subtle: in all three, you tap the lowest black tile on the screen without touching any white tiles. In Zen, there is a time limit. In Classic, one tries to make it a certain “distance” as fast as one can. In Arcade, the tiles come down at a constant rate and you have to keep up for as long as you can. There is a lot to recommend this game. It is simple, fast to learn, and is a decent distraction while you are waiting for something and have a few moments. The scorekeeping system gives you things to shoot for, and the gameplay is regular enough that you can get actually good at it, giving yourself a solid feeling of progression. The monetization is subtle and noninvasive like some free games get. While there is a lot to recommend it, “Don’t Tap the White Tile” falls short in a lot of ways. It’s Zen mode is not; the time limit gives a definite sense of urgency, making it not relaxing. The depth of play is lacking, and the small variety of play styles does not, I think, make up for it. It seems likely that “Don’t Tap the White Tile” lacks the replay value to stay on top very long; another flash in the pan in the world of free iOS games. So, if you want a quick distraction, download this game and play it for a bit. If you are looking for a new addiction, look elsewhere.


PREVIEWS APRIL 29 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PS3, PS4, PC This all-new third-person actionadventure video game builds on the story of the previous game with an alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie, while also giving players an enhanced, freeroaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York City. CHILD OF LIGHT XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PS3, PS4, PC Aurora is dead and yet, she lives. Join her across the mysterious kingdom of Lemuria on her quest to return home. She must defeat the Queen of the Night who has stolen the sun, the moon and the stars.



MLB 14 THE SHOW PS4 Realistic baseball game that allows players to feel the MLB experience with moments such as when you’re called up to the majors, a sacrifice fly to left field, or crushing a walkoff homer to win it all.

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R&B news


High Noon Saloon Preformance Review

By: FANTA SYLLA Staff Writer


By: BETSY OSTERBERGER News Editor As rain pounded on the streets of Madison and snow loomed in the forecast, 400 folk-rock fans headed to the High Noon Saloon, in hopes that Austin, Texas-grown artist, Alejandro Rose-Garcia – a.k.a. Shakey Graves – would bring a little sunshine from his home state on his inaugural trip to Wisconsin. American folk-rock band Goodnight, Texas opened the show on exactly the right note. They say that their band’s name comes from the mid-point between the homes of its two lead singers, Avi Vinocur of San Francisco, California and Patrick Dyer Wolf of North Carolina. Joined by drummer Alex Nash, the group played songs from their debut LP, “A Long Life Living” like “Meet me by the Smokestack” and “The Railroad.” Clearly Goodnight, Texas made new fans out of a number of crowd members. Vinocur, Dyer Wolf and Nash were in awe at the number of Madisonians who showed up early enough to watch their set. At one point, Dyer Wolf looked up at the packed venue with a gracious twinkle in his eye, held up his New Glarus Spotted Cow beer and said, “Thank you for


Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo’s latest album, “Talk Dirty,” was released on April 15, 2014. It is a reissue of Derulo’s third album, “Tattoos,” an EP released in September 2013. “Talk Dirty” includes the five tracks on the EP plus six new songs. Derulo shouldn’t have bothered. The best songs on the album are the singles from “Tattoos” that have already been playing on the radio: “Talk Dirty,” “The Other Side” and “Marry Me.” These are all catchy, upbeat songs that make you want to dance, or at least bob your head along with the beat. The rest of the album is filled with painfully repetitious lyrics about butts and boning. “How’d you fit all that into them jeans?” asks Derulo in “Wiggle,” a rap featuring Snoop Dog that is rumored to be the next single. The hook of the song instructs ample-bottomed females. “You know what to do

being so numerous … and punctual.” For those interested in checking out this band, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that their southern gentlemanly qualities are even expressed in their website’s URL, which reads, After Goodnight, Texas left the soldout High Noon crown in a good mood, concert-goers were ready to shake it up. The crowd bustled with excitement and girls swooned just at the sight of Shakey Graves stepping out on stage in a trucker hat to plug in his guitar and set up his kick-drum. When the one-man band came out again in his famous cowboy hat, the crowd was in full-eruption mode. After playing at his third South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in his hometown this March, Shakey Graves started out on his Spring 2014 Tour in the Midwest. The fourth stop on his tour was the High Noon Saloon here in Madison. The artist told the crowd that while they may be disappointed in the next day’s forecast, he was excited to see the snow. He also mentioned that while the climate in Madison may differ quite greatly from Austin, the two cities were not so different. They’re both home to the Capitol, with a big university, lakes, “and lots of drunk people,” said Graves.

Shakey Graves, the ultimate multitasker, played in his usual way; kickdrum with his right foot, tambourine with his left, guitar and synthesizer with his hands, and of course, singing with his mouth. And you thought tapping your head and rubbing your belly at the same time was hard. He wowed the crowd with songs like, “Tomorrow,” “Unlucky Skin,” and “Late July.” Upon mass request, he also played the popular “Roll the Bones,” causing nearly everyone to tap their feet and sing along with him. For those who came out to the High Noon looking for a relaxed, acoustic evening, this may not have been exactly what they were expecting. Shakey came out ready to rock, especially when his friend, Boo came out to join him on the drums for hard-core versions of songs like, “Dearly Beloved.” After Shakey Graves ended his set with a foot-tapping rendition of, “The Waters,” he invited Goodnight, Texas out to join him in covering the oldtime favorite, “The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down” by The Band. I think Madisonians could say that they left the High Noon with the beat from Shakey’s kick-drum driving their footsteps and the hope that his first visit to Wisconsin was reason enough to come back soon.

with that big, fat butt: wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.” Other tracks on the album include “Bubblegum” about a “ghetto booty,” “Kama Sutra” (the title is self explanatory) and “Zipper,” which repeats the phrase “I I I I I I I wanna ri-i-i-iide, up and down like a zipper, zipper, zipper zipper zipper zipper, zipper zipper zipper.” The songs lack originality and purpose and aren’t very memorable. Perhaps the only new track on this album worthy of radio play is “Vertigo,” featuring Jordin Sparks. This catchy ballad, which describes a powerful physical relationship in conjunction with an emotional one, showcases both Derulo’s and Sparks’s voices. In conclusion, save your money and only download “Vertigo.”


The song “OMG” by Usher might as well announced the end of R&B. It was as if the genre couldn’t exist by itself, and needed, for existing and have place in the pop charts, to mix with dance and electro music. Though artists like Miguel, Frank Ocean or Janelle Monáe are few examples of mainstream R&B success, it is true that the genre doesn’t have the same prestige it had in the 90s. It is true that the genre has changed. But it is far from dead. In fact, it could be said that the genre is leaving some kind of underground golden age. Or at least silver for the nostalgic of the 90s, the true golden age of R&B. SZA and Jesse Boykins III are two of the artists that lead this silver age. Kelela, Kwabs, FKA Twigs, Inc. could also be added in the list. One characteristic that unites these artists is their presence on the Internet. Putting mixtapes, making remixes and re-fixes on SoundCloud, blogging on Tumblr and tweeting. They are from the young and connected generation and know how to interact with their audience.


SZA’s “Z’’ is her first album after “See. Za.Run” and “S” EPs. The album features song with Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and productions by Felix Snow and Toro Y Moi. One of the criticisms held against the new R&B generation is a focus on heavy production. Indeed heavy productions can be a way to hide a weak voice. This is not the case with SZA, whose voice is not particularly powerful but stands out and blends well with the productions. The best songs like “Warm Winds,” “Green Mile” or the pop “Julia” features her best vocals as well as soft and introspective lyrics. “Sweet November” with a sample from the late Marvin Gaye, a beautiful shout-out to one of the


On the other hand, Jesse Boykins III is blatantly “SOUL.” “Love Apparatus” is his third album. What is surprising with this album is that it is produced by Machinedrum who is an electro musician and producer. The mixing of electro and R&B can give us the Worst (see: “OMG”) or the best, like Love Apparatus. The collaboration between the two artists produces a sensual and groovy album, that’ll be perfect for summer nights. Favorite songs include “GreyScale,” “4 Ever No More” and the funky “B4 the Night Is Thru.” These two albums are ambitious and show that there are still artists who are willing to explore themes of love and relationship through this sometimes derided, but beloved and influential genre.



Kelis? New? Yes. She’s been in the game for fifteen years. In 1999 came out “Caught Out There,” with its iconic video of the artist screaming while shaking her pink and green Afro “I hate you so much right now.” Since then she released “Tasty,” “Kelis Was Here,” and “Flesh Tone” and took a break to become a saucier. Kelis is a chameleon; each release is unsettling and innovating. The name of the new album is “FOOD.” After her last album, Flesh Tone, Kelis took cooking classes to be a saucier. The album is about Food and therefore everything. Life, children, family, love. The first two songs are called “Breakfast” and “Jerk Ribs.” The latter has an afro-beat on which Kelis’ raspy voice sings invokes her childhood in Harlem. Overall the album is autobiographical. The singer is confident as ever, experimenting with sounds. There are a lot of horns and catchy chorus. 50 minutes of pleasure, this album will make you want to dance while cooking your favorite dish. Favorite songs include: Jerk Ribs, Rumble and Bless the Telephone.



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Profiles of selected WolfPack athletes

BASEBALL DYLAN DETERT A second baseman and outfielder, Detert has started 16 games and played in 20. He is hitting a team-high .449 with 22 hits in 49 at bats. He has scored 11 runs and has 11 rbi. He has hit two doubles and three triples this season. Last year, he played in 31 games and finished with a .247 batting average with 19 hits in 77 at bats. Detert is a graduate of Wausau West High School, where he was a three-year letter



winner in baseball and was named all-conference (Wisconsin Valley) and selected as team captain his senior season. A liberal arts major, he is the son of Dan and Dawn Detert.

PAIGE GIESE A pitcher and first baseman, Paige Giese has started all 32 games this season for the WolfPack softball team. The freshman has a .346 batting average with 37 hits in 107 at bats and has scored 24 runs. She leads the team with nine doubles and has one home run. As a pitcher, she has a 2.45 ERA and a 5-4 record. Giese was a four-year letter winner in softball at Mayville High School. Giese was conference player of the year (Flyway) her junior and senior seasons. A criminal justice and law enforcement major, she is the daughter of Bryan and Rebecca Giese.

Closing in on another N4C title WolfPack baseball remains unbeaten in conference play CLARION STAFF REPORT The Madison College baseball team has been on a roll in recent weeks, winning nine of its last 10 games. Its only loss in that stretch was a 1-0 game to open a doubleheader against Waubonsee Community College on April 17, and that loss was quickly avenged with a 7-1 victory in the second game. Madison College now stands at 26-10 overall and a perfect 8-0 in conference play. Just four conference games remain, a home doubleheader against Milwaukee Area Technical College on April 26 and a home doubleheader against Harper College on May 3. The one constant for the WolfPack over the past 10 games has been its offense, with the team scoring seven or more runs in eight of those games. As a team, Madison College is hitting .314 and averaging seven runs a game. Ten players on the team have batting averages above .300. The pitching isn’t shabby, either. The team earned run average is 2.90, far better than its opponent’s 4.54 earned run average. After a road doubleheader at College of Lake County on April 22, the WolfPack hosts Dakota County Technical College for a doubleheader on April.

Madison College 8, College of DuPage 7

In the first game of a doubleheader with College of DuPage on April 19, the WolfPack jumped out to 6-0 lead. After DuPage closed the gap to 6-4, Madison College added two more runs in the sixth inning and held on for victory in the seventh inning. Matt Cole led the WolfPack with three hits and three RBIs, while Keith


Madison College’s Dominick Golubiewski pitches in the team’s 9-8 win over the UW-Madison Club team on April 9. Browning added two hits and scored twice. Dan Schmidt was the winning pitcher, giving up five hits and three earned runs in six innings.

Madison College 7, College of DuPage 1

A five-run fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie in the second game of the doubleheader and propelled the WolfPack to victory. Courtney Watkins had two hits and three RBIs to lead Madison College,

while Pete Hoffman added two hits. The WolfPack also took advantage of eight walks and three errors by DuPage. Westin Wuethrich pitched the win, his first of the year, allowing just two hits and one unearned run in six innings.

Madison College 11, Morton College 1

Doubles by Keith Browning, Dan Schmidt, Luke Syens and Joe Stubbe

provided more than enough punch for the WolfPack in the opening game of the April 18 doubleheader. Madison College finished the game with 10 hits and benefited from five walks and five errors by Morton College. Nathan Hoffmann pitched the win, giving up three hits and one unearned run in five innings. » SEE BASEBALL PAGE 14

Legacies on the line in this year’s NBA playoffs Legacy. Legacy is the word one most associates with the beginning of the NBA Playoffs on a yearly basis. Every year stars rise and fall. Expectations are exceeded or broken. Promise is either lived up to or goes unfulfilled. This is the nature of the League particularly in the modern day when every made NICHOLAS or missed shot is GARTON captured by social media and ever larg- Sports Editor er, higher definition television. History can be made or even revised with a big playoff victory or defeat that either creates a legend or shatters one.

Let’s take a look at the first round of the playoffs.

Eastern Conference First Round

Pacers def Hawks 4-3: This series feels like it’s going 7. The Pacers are in a funk they can’t recover from and the Hawks play better than people give them credit for. Jeff Teague is a big problem for Indiana with his speed and playmaking. Still, if and when it comes to a seventh game the Pacers just have too much fire-power for Atlanta, particularly without Al Horford. Nets def Raptors 4-2: I love the upstart Raptors. They have energy, athleticism and one of the toughest guys in the NBA in Kyle Lowry. But they have zero big game experience and that spells doom for Toronto. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett coasted through the regular

season never looking fully committed to their new team. But nothing motivates these guys like playoff basketball and their deepest dreams of playing Miami one last time. Heat def Bobcats 4-0: I was a believer in the Bobcats being able to win a game or two in this series. But their best player, Big Al Jefferson ripped his plantar fascia in the opening minutes of game 1 and is not likely to be a factor going forward in this series. That coupled with… wait a minute. We’re not breaking down this series. They’re the Bobcats. Wizards def Bulls 4-2: The Wizards have already stolen home-court advantage from the Bulls. I was shocked at the way their big men dominated Noah and Boozer. With Derrick Rose being scared to play for the second year in a row, it just isn’t looking good for Chicago. The

Wizards have big guards in Wall, Miller, Beal and Webster who will exploit the lack of size Bulls guards like Kirk Hinrich and Dj Augustine have.

Western Conference First Round

Grizzlies def Thunder 4-2: The Grizzlies took OKC’s best punch on Saturday night falling behind by 22 points at the start of the third quarter. Kevin Durant was at his absolute best hitting deep 3 pointers and slashing to the rim, playing with the seething anger that has permeated his season. But the Grizzlies shook it right off and came back to tie the game before simply running out of time. Memphis is too physical, too well-coached and too steady for the free wheeling Thunder. I love » SEE PLAYOFFS PAGE 14



WolfPack softball could have best record since 2007


Madison College schedules and results.

BASEBALL Schedule MAR. 20

CLARION STAFF REPORT With three doubleheaders remaining before tournament play begins, the Madison College softball team has a chance to finish the season with a winning record – something that it hasn’t done since the 2007 season. Madison College’s record is now 15-19 overall and 6-6 in conference play. Barring the rescheduling of any previous rainouts, the team has games left against Joliet Junior College on April 22 and McHenry College on April 26. The WolfPack swept Joliet Junior College recently in both games of a doubleheader. It has yet to face McHenry this season. Madison College has won six of its last 10 games and has reason for optimism as the post-season nears. The team’s pitchers are limiting its opponents to 2.56 earned runs a game, while its top three hitters are all batting above .340. The team had been on a roll until losing three of four games to Rock Valley College played over the course of two days. On April 17, the team split a doubleheader at home against Rock Valley, losing 13-2 and winning 4-2. In the first game, Rock Valley hit well enough to win, but was aided by several WolfPack miscues. Madison College made four errors in the game, enabling Rock Valley to score nine unearned runs. The second game was a different story. Although Rock Valley still hit the ball well, Madison College only committed one error and made enough plays to prevent any big innings. Paige Giese led the WolfPack in that game with two hits and scored twice. She also pitched the win, allowing just one earned run on eight hits and one walk. On April 18, the WolfPack traveled to Rock Valley and was swept 9-0 and 4-0. Madison College managed only two hits in the first game and five in the second, while Rock Valley pounded out nine hits in both games. The WolfPack won both games of a doubleheader at Joliet Junior College on April 16, winning 9-4 and 5-2. In game one, the WolfPack took control with a four-run fourth-inning that gave them a 5-2 lead. Brianna Wagner had three hits and scored once for Madison College, while Andrea Lawrence had two hits and scored twice. In the second game, Madison College scored in each of the first four innings to go up 5-0 on its way to a 5-2 victory. Hailey Simpson had two doubles in the game, while Karlie Ganzer and Paige Giese had two hits.

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Madison College’s Calen Rohrman pitches on April 16 in a victory over Highland Community College.

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Madison College 15, Morton College 5

A five-run fourth inning put Madison College solidly in control of what had been a back-and-forth second game of a doubleheader. Morton College’s Christian Martinez kept his team in the game early with a two-run home run in the first inning and a two-run double in the third inning. But outside of that, it was all Madison College. Madison College had 11 hits in the game, led by Dylan Detert’s two hits and three RBIs. Mike Jordahl and Keith Browning each added two hits. The WolfPack also benefitted from 11 walks. Dominick Golubiewski pitched the win, giving up four runs on two hits in four innings. It was his fourth win of the season.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 how composed Mike Conley seems to be at all times. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are too much bulk for Serge Ibaka. Watch out for Memphis stealing game 2 and the series. Clippers def Warriors 4-3: Like Memphis, the Clippers took their opponents’ best punch in the first game of the series. Golden State made seemingly every shot and went after every loose ball. Now it’s time for a little reality check: Blake Griffin

Waubonsee CC 1, Madison College 0

Madison College’s only loss in the last 10 games was a nine-inning affair against Waubonsee CC on April 17 in the first game of a doubleheader. Although the WolfPack was shut out, its bats weren’t silent. The team had seven hits in the game, led by Dan Schmidt and Dylan Detert, with two hits each.

Madison College 7, Waubonsee CC 1

The WolfPack didn’t wait long to score in the second game of the doubleheader, scoring twice in both the second and third innings to take control of the game. Madison College had 11 hits in the game, led by Mike Jordahl’s three hits and two doubles. Sam Hurt, Luke Yapp and Danny Krause each added two hits. Corey Fischer pitched the win, his fifth of the year.

only played 19 minutes because of foul trouble. The Warriors cannot win this series as long as they are having Klay Thompson defend Chris Paul. Without Andrew Bogut, who is injured as always, the Warriors have zero rim protection. The Warriors are trying to hide Steph Curry on defense (because he has none) and it won’t take Doc Rivers long to figure out how to exploit it. Game 7 goes to the Clips. Spurs def Mavs 4-3: That’s right, another seven game series between these two bitter rivals. Talk about legacy. Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki are the two greatest power forwards of all time. I said it. Duncan has always been recognized as the best ever at his position. But Dirk has passed both Charles Barkley and Karl Malone on that list. He has been better for longer than either of those guys. He’s just not better than Tim. The truth is in my heart I think Dallas will win this series in seven, I just don’t have the guts to say it. Rockets def Blazers 4-2: The Blazers won a thrilling game 1 over the weekend. Now Houston needs James Harden and Jeremy Lin to step their game up. If they get even one or two superstar games from Dwight Howard it should be a wrap. I think they will but it is the beginning of something big in Portland. The playoffs are under way already with several upsets having taken place in game 1’s across the board. Check out the rest of my playoffs preview online at

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vs. Scottsdale Community College, in Arizona, 10-7 LOSS vs. UW-Superior JV in Arizona, 3-2 WIN vs. Concordia University JV in Arizona, 12-1 WIN vs. Brewers minor league team, in Arizona, 9-1 LOSS at Triton College, 5-2 WIN, 2-0 WIN at Carl Sandburg College, 11-9 WIN, 13-0 WIN at Kishwaukee College, 12-0 WIN, 9-2 WIN at Elgin Community College (1x9), 9-6 WIN at Rock Valley College (DH), 10-2 WIN, 10-9 WIN at Black Hawk College, Moline, Ill, (DH), 10-0 WIN, 12-2 LOSS at home vs. Triton College, 6-5 LOSS at home vs. UW-Madison Club Team, 9-8 WIN at Oakton Community College, 3-2 LOSS, 6-3 LOSS at Joliet Junior College, 10-9 WIN, 4-2 WIN at home vs. Highland Community (DH), 8-0 WIN, 10-0 WIN at Waubonsee Community College (DH), 1-0 LOSS, 7-1 WIN at home vs. Morton College, 11-1 WIN, 15-5 WIN at home vs. College of DuPage, 8-7 WIN, 7-1 WIN at College of Lake County (DH), 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. at home vs. Dakota County Technical College (DH), 3 p.m., 5 p.m. at McHenry County College (DH), 2 p.m. 4 p.m. at home vs. Milwaukee Area Tech (DH), noon, 2 p.m. at home vs. Kankakee CC (DH), noon, 2 p.m. at Prairie State College (DH), 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. at home vs. Sauk Valley CC (DH), 4 p.m., 6 p.m. at home vs. Harper College (DH), noon, 2 p.m. at home vs. South Suburban College (DH), 1 p.m., 3 p.m. at NJCAA Region IV Tournament Play-in Game. at NJCAA Region IV Sectional Tournament. at NJCAA Region IV Regional Tournament, Schamburg, Ill.

SOFTBALL Schedule MAR. 20 MAR. 20 MAR. 21 APR. 6 APR. 7 APR. 8 APR. 10 APR. 12 APR. 12 APR. 12 APR. 15 APR. 16 APR. 17 APR. 18 APR. 21 APR. 22 APR. 26 APR. 29 MAY 2 MAY 3

vs. UW-LaCrosse JV in Arizona, 10-9 LOSS vs. Lamar CC in Arizona, 8-5 LOSS vs. Monroe CC in Arizona, 5-0 LOSS at Kishwaukee College, 2-0 WIN, 6-3 WIN at Harper College, 14-9 LOSS, 4-3 WIN at College of DuPage, 3-2 LOSS, 6-0 LOSS at Harper College, 3-1 WIN, 8-3 LOSS at Skyway Challenge Tournament vs. Moraine Valley, 2-1 LOSS at Skyway Challenge Tournament vs. Prairie State College, 7-1 WIN at Skyway Challenge Tournament vs. Carl Sandburg College, 4-0 WIN at home vs. Triton College, 9-1 WIN, 7-4 LOSS at Joliet Junior College, 9-4 WIN, 5-2 WIN at home vs. Rock Valley College, 13-2 LOSS, 4-2 WIN at Rock Valley College, 9-0 LOSS, 4-0 LOSS at home vs. College of DuPage (DH), 3 p.m., 5 p.m. at home vs. Joliet Junior College (DH), 3 pm., 5 p.m. at McHenry County College (DH), 1 p.m., 3 p.m. NJCAA Region IV Tournament Playin Game. NJCAA Region IV Tournament, Rockford, Ill. NJCAA Region IV Tournament, Rockford, Ill.

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THELIGHTERSIDE Puzzles and Cartoons



MATHEMATICALCHANCE Chance Sanford / Clarion

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... = ?

The result I am about to show you is, in my mind, one of the most unbelievable and counter-intuitive in all of mathematics. This result deals with the sum of all the natural numbers, from 1 to ∞. But before I show you, take a minute to formulate an answer of your own. What would you say 1 + 2 + 3 + ... equals? I know that when I first came across this result, I immediately concluded that one could not assign a meaningful value to the series; it would just keep growing and growing. What I came to learn though, is that there are ways to coax out meaningful information from a series such as this one, which upon first inspection is not readily apparent. So let us see if we can assign a meaningful value to this series. While there are many summation methods that would allow us to assign a finite value to our series in a rigorous and mathematically sound manner (such as zeta-function regularization), they are beyond the scope of this article. Therefore, we will make do with elemen-


tary manipulations. The proof we will use is one that the great Indian mathematician Ramanujan presented in one of his notebooks. Before we begin, all we need is one weapon to put in our mathematical arsenal to help us defeat this series. That is, that a related series: 1 - 2 + 3 - 4 + .... sums to 1/4. With that, we are ready to begin. Let S = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... Next, we will multiply S by 4, line up the terms in a specific way and subtract it from S. 4S = 4 + 8 + 12 + 16 + .... Now we subtract 4S from S. S = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ... 4S = 0 + 4 + 0 + 8 + 0 + 12 + ... -3S = 1 - 2 + 3 - 4 + 5 - 6 + ... After subtracting we obtain the series - 3S = 1 - 2 + 3 4 + ... , which is the series that we put in our arsenal! We know it is equal to 1/4. As a result, we can conclude that:

Now, all we have to do is divide by -3 to find the value of the original series.

What an amazing result! A series that sums all positive terms, ends up summing to a finite negative value! Some of you may feel like this is just a bunch a mathematical trickery, and that is understandable. There really isn’t an intuitive way to explain this result that I know of. That being said, there are much more rigorous methods that can be used on this series, and they all arrive at the same solution. You just have to trust the mathematics! This Issue’s Problem Prove that n5 - n is divisible by 30 for

Solution to Last Issue’s Problem: 17.5 days.

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CROSSWORDPUZZLE Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis / MCT Campus



ACROSS 1 “That’s enough from you!” 4 City whose tower’s construction began in 1173 8 Pops out of the cockpit 14 Seoul-based automaker 15 Bulky boats 16 Hit one’s limit, in slang 17 How poets write? 19 Like a classic French soup 20 Tree of Knowledge locale 21 How moonshine is made? 23 Quick summary 26 Learned 27 Actress Thurman 28 Bath bathroom 29 Go to the bottom 33 How parts of a whole can be written? 38 Middling grade 39 “Doctor Who” actress Gillan 40 Taylor of fashion 41 Strong glue 43 Lyrical preposition 44 How a priest preaches? 47 Electrically flexible 49 Lyrical preposition 50 Feel crummy 51 World power until 1991: Abbr. 53 Spirits brand with a Peppar variety 57 How kangaroos travel? 60 Former Cubs slugger 61 Meadow lows 62 How some paper is packaged? 65 Land on two continents 66 Squeaker in Stuttgart 67 Big fan 68 1987 Beatty flop 69 Freelancer’s detail 70 Big primate DOWN 1 One going downhill fast 2 __ Kush mountains 3 Port in a storm, so to speak 4 Score to shoot for 5 Taxing initials

6 Knitter’s coil 7 Part of LPGA: Abbr. 8 What the coldblooded don’t feel 9 She performed between Creedence and Sly at Woodstock 10 Sends away 11 Aloof 12 Napa vessels 13 Piggery 18 Last 22 Needs a fainting couch 24 Saudi neighbor 25 WWII female 28 Hard-hit ball 30 Clickable image 31 Coming up 32 Florida __ 33 Blue-and-yellow megastore 34 Stash finder 35 Willard of “Best in Show” 36 Brewpub 37 Pre-final rounds 42 Speaker between Hastert and Boehner

45 Coffee order 46 Pickup at a 36-Down 48 Picasso, for one 52 Justice Sotomayor 53 “Easy-peasy!” 54 Fictional Doone 55 Go through entirely 56 Small bite 57 Short notes? 58 Small bite 59 Lowers, as lights 61 X-ray kin 63 Ont. neighbor 64 L.A. campus

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Clarion 4-23-14  

This issue of The Clarion looks at the plans to hold a referendum at the Regional Campuses to secure funding for student activities.

Clarion 4-23-14  

This issue of The Clarion looks at the plans to hold a referendum at the Regional Campuses to secure funding for student activities.